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Sacred Bull


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Description Bulls with a silver triangle between their horns have been found in central Anatolian royal burials. The collar and holes for a nose ring suggest that the animal may have been harnessed to a god's chariot.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/07/1957Treatmentcleaned
4/21/1967Treatmentother
11/13/1972Technical Reportother
1/29/1976Treatmentcleaned; stabilized; other
12/20/1977Examinationx-ray fluorescence
3/30/2011Treatmentcleaned; stabilized; other
Exhibitions
  • Undercover Stories in Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980.
Provenance Joseph Brummer [with Yugo-Slavian hoard], New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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Period
late 4th-3rd millennium BCE
Medium
bronze, silver inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1671
Measurements
2 13/16 x 4 3/16 x 1 5/8 in. (7.2 x 10.6 x 4.1 cm)
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